Welcome to the Rick Hansen Foundation blog! We post regularly on a range of topics and issues in the disability and accessibility community.

Explore past posts to read personal experiences of disability, tips for how to improve accessibility in your community, what you can do to be more inclusive, and more.

Spring Reading List: Access Matters

April 16, 2018

Welcome to our quarterly reading list! This time around, we’re sharing some personal disability stories that really bring to life why accessibility matters so much.

Age-friendly cities and aging in place

March 19, 2018

By 2050, it is estimated that 22% of the global population will be 60-plus years of age.

Now you see me, now you don’t: My life with invisible disabilities

March 5, 2018

For a long time, I’ve felt like I had one foot in the able-bodied world and one in the disabled world. I occupy a weird space where I don’t really belong in either world.

Inclusive language: Why does it matter?

February 19, 2018

The way we refer to one another is intrinsically connected to the kind of society we want to live in.

A garden for everyone: Common Roots Urban Farm, Halifax, NS

February 6, 2018

Common Roots Urban Farm (CRUF) is a community oasis in bustling downtown Halifax.

What does it mean to be disability aware?

January 22, 2018

Being disability aware means taking a look at your current perceptions about people with disabilities and being more mindful of how you think and act around them.   

Cathy Browne: Artist, storyteller, advocate

January 8, 2018

Cathy Browne is a riveting storyteller, and the dark December night that we shared a meal became an enlightening one as she told her own narrative.

December Disability Reading List

December 13, 2017

It’s time for our quarterly reading list. Below is a curated list of articles about disability and identity.

Accessibility in 2017: A Year in Review

December 1, 2017

While much still needs to be done for our country and world to become truly accessible and inclusive, this International Day of Persons with Disabilities is an opportune time to celebrate the amazi

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